Need help passing the CBEST, CSET, or RICA?

APU School of Education has partnered with Teachers Test Prep (TTP) to provide students with test preparation resources. Create your free account now to gain access to free diagnostic exams!

Getting Started with Teachers Test Prep

1. Request a FREE Teachers Test Prep account through APU School of Education.

2. Look for an email from Teachers Test Prep to confirm your new account.

3. Take a FREE diagnostic exam.

4. Review the diagnostic exam breakdown to determine if you need additional support.

5. If additional support is needed, you may choose to purchase a Core Plus Online Prep program. Purchases made via the link below will receive 50% off regular pricing!

You must complete the diagnostic exam for the Core Plus Online Prep program you wish to purchase before submitting the purchase form. Access to TTP Core Plus Online Prep programs is not instantaneous after purchase; please allow up to 2 business days for processing.

6. Study, study, study!

7. Take your exam.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is Teachers Test Prep?

Teachers Test Prep (TTP) is the nationwide leader in teacher credentialing exam preparation. They provide organizations with the assessment tools needed to identify students who are at risk of failing their certification exams. Once identified, they deliver highly effective test prep programs that teach all of the subject matter knowledge and strategy needed to pass.

How does the free diagnostic exam work?

APU School of Education can provide free student accounts with TTP, which include realistic practice tests, instant diagnostic breakdowns, and full administrative reporting. After students request a free diagnostic test, TTP will create an account and send students a welcome email with a link to a video showing students how to use their Free Diagnostics features. Once students complete their free practice test, students will receive an instant diagnostic breakdown.

This diagnostics service is provided completely free of charge. Check out TTP's Free Diagnostics Overview video.

What is the Core Plus Online Prep program?

For those students at risk of failing their exams, TTP recommends their popular Core Plus Online Prep programs, which have a 93-98% success rate (depending on the exam). Users receive 6 months of access to the following features:

      • Core Videos that teach the underlying content knowledge
      • Smart-STEM Virtual Tutoring Videos that teach test question strategies
      • Advanced Diagnostics that include an even deeper breakdown of strengths/weaknesses
      • Core Slideshows that provide a snapshot of the key content knowledge
      • An additional full-length Practice Test

Check out TTP's Core Plus User Guide video.

How much does the Core Plus Online Prep program cost?

If you are an admitted Azusa Pacific University School of Education student, you can purchase the Core Plus Online Prep programs at 50% off the regular rate (discounted rates listed below). To receive this discount, you must register and pay for the Core Plus Online Prep program through our website. PLEASE NOTE: If you do not contact us and instead purchase directly from TTP on your own, we are unable to reimburse for costs.

Click here to purchase TTP Core Plus Online Prep programs through APU School of Education

You must request an account and complete the diagnostic exam (Steps 1-3 above) for the Core Plus Online Prep program you wish to purchase before completing the purchase form.

      • RICA - $72.50
      • CBEST Mathematics - $32.50
      • CBEST Reading - $32.50
      • CBEST Writing - $47.50
      • CSET English Subtest 1, 2, 3, 4 - $47.50
      • CSET Mathematics Subtest 1, 2, 3 - $72.50
      • CSET Multiple Subjects Subtest 1, 2, 3 - $72.50
      • CSET Science Subtest 1, 2 - $72.50
      • CSET Social Science Subtest 1, 2, 3 - $72.50
      • CSET Writing Skills - $47.50

What happens if I don't pass the exam after completing the Core Plus Online Prep program?

TTP offers a money back or extended support guarantee.

If the student uses TTP’s Core Plus online prep program and attempts the exam at least twice within 6 months and does not pass, the student can send a copy of the score reports anytime within 30 days of the program expiration date and TTP will send the student a refund. The purchase price will be refunded in full.

Instead of a refund, students may choose to receive TTP’s Extended Support program at no additional charge. Extended Support includes an additional 6 months of online prep, plus a free, two-hour tutoring session for each subtest in which the student was enrolled in online prep and did not pass. The live, expert tutor will help the student attempt to diagnose and address the issues that may be preventing the student from passing.

Please send an email to schoolofed@apu.edu (Subject line: "TTP Refund" or "TTP Extended Support") with a copy of the score reports.

I purchased the Core Plus Online Prep program--why don't I have access yet?

Please note that you must complete the diagnostic exam for the program you wish to purchase before submitting the purchase form. Access to the Core Plus Online Prep programs is not instantaneous after purchase; please allow up to 2 business days for processing.

You will receive an email notification from Teachers Test Prep once the Core Plus Online Prep program you purchased has been added to your account.

I am a prospective student; can I still get a free diagnostic exam and discount?

If you are a prospective student, you may sign up for an account and free diagnostic exam directly through the Teachers Test Prep website. You may contact an Azusa Pacific University School of Education program representative to receive a discount code which you can use on the Teachers Test Prep website for 15% off any of their online prep programs.

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